What's Possible in Housing? June 13

LWV Roseville Area is taking a housing field trip.  On Wednesday, June 13, 11:00 a.m., we will visit Prior Crossing, a 44-studio apartment facility on University Avenue for homeless youth.  Built by Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative and managed by CommonBond, it is one of many Beacon residences for homeless and low-income individuals and families throughout the area. We will tour the facility and participate in a presentation that explores all of the housing options Beacon provides including a future development for men re-entering the community after incarceration, a group that has a particularly difficult time finding homes.

If you would like to attend please send your contact information to Bonnie Koch, toouray@aol.com.  Specific information about the meeting and parking will be sent out just prior to the date.  Those who are interested may carpool from the Roseville Oval parking lot.  Interested Leaguers will have an opportunity to lunch together after the meeting.

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RAHS Voter Registration May 8

The League of Women Voters, Roseville Area, will be offering voter registration to the Roseville Area High School Area students over their lunch periods in the cafeteria on Tuesday, May 8th.  After the March, time to register and vote!  Below are the requirements to register:

  • Be 18 by Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
  • Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Minnesota
  • Have a valid ID to show, a MN Drivers’ License, Permit, or a MN ID card number
  • If none of the above ID’s, know the last four digits of your Social Security number

If a Student has a Drivers’ License but forgets it, the Social Security number cannot be used but a registration form may be taken to complete and mail in.  On-line voter registration, as well as same-day registration at the polls are also a means to register.

My Story, My Truth: Film and Discussion May 24

Everyone has a story to tell, and when you create opportunities for those stories to be told and listened to, something amazing starts to happen.  In early January, 20 men and women of color sat down at CTV Studios in Roseville to speak about a time when they have been personally discriminated against and how it has shaped their lives.  These stories have been turned into a film by CTV. 

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Fairview Alternative High School Voter Registration May 3

The League of Women Voters, Roseville Area, will be offering voter registration to students and parents on the evening of Thursday, May 3rd, during Family Conferences Night at Fairview Alternative High School.  People are encouraged to register and then Be A Voter!  Below are the requirements to register:

  • Be 18 by Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
  • Be a citizen of the United States and a resident of Minnesota
  • Have a valid ID to show, a MN Driver's Lilcense, Permit, or a MN ID card number
  • If none of the above IDs, know the last four digits of your Social Security number

If a person has a Driver's License but forgets it, the Social Security number cannot be used, but a registration form may be taken to complete and mail in.  On-line voter registrations, as well as same-day registration at the polls are also a means to register.

April 2018 Voter

The latest issue of The Voter contains articles about:

  • The April 17 meeting, whose topic will be Minnesota's Next Steps to Renewable Energy
  • Information on the May 1 Annual Meeting
  • Work of the Voter Services committee in registering new voters
  • Reflections on the March for Our Lives rallies in St. Paul and Baltimore

plus many more.

 

Resources About Redistricting, Gerrymandering and the Census

A lively discussion was held during the March 20 event on topics of Redistricing, Democracy and the Census.  Our speaker was Alberder Hampton-Gillespie, from the board of Common Cause Minnesota, and she explained the concept and process of redistricting, what the problems associated with it are, and how the census affects it.  You will be able to view a video of the presentation and discussion on our YouTube channel soon.  In addition, Common Cause Minnesota provided documents that you may be interested in:

Annual Meeting Set for May 1

The Annual Meeting of the Roseville Area League of Women Voters is set for Tuesday, May 1, at Little Canada City Hall, 515 Little Canada Road East. A social hour will begin at 5 pm and dinner at 6 pm. The business meeting will begin at 7 pm.

Members will elect new officers, approve a budget, and set the local program for the 2018-19 year.

This year, we are offering a full dinner featuring roast pork for $25. A vegetarian option is also available for that price.

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March 2018 Voter

The March issue of The Voter includes articles about:

  • The March 20 meeting on Redistricting, Democracy and the Census
  • An update on one outcome of the League's 2015-16 police study
  • An interview with League member Nancy Bruggeman, who has acted as an observer at ISD 623 school board meetings

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